Torrent Salamander

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Torrent Salamanders
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Lissamphibia
Order:Caudata
Family: Rhyacotritonidae
Genus:Rhyacotriton
Species

 Rhyacotriton cascadae
 Rhyacotriton kezeri
 Rhyacotriton olympicus
 Rhyacotriton variegatus

The Torrent Salamanders are a family (Rhyacotritonidae) with only one genus (Rhyacotriton) of salamanders. Originally the genus Rhyacotriton was placed in the family Ambystomatidae, later in the family Dicamptodontidae, and finally in 1992 it was placed into a family of its own. At the same time the only species Rhyacotriton olympicus was split into four species due to genetic analysis. The Torrent Salamanders are limited to the western USA, namely the states California, Oregon, and Washington.

The genus is divided into four species

  • Cascade Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae)
  • Columbia Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri)
  • Olympic Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton olympicus)
  • Southern Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus)nl:Olympische salamanders

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